Spring 2021 Meeting

Copyright and “Copywrong”: Rules for the Digital Age

Virtual meeting via Zoom
Program: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Please note the change in meeting time and format from previous meetings!

Friday, April 30, 2021
Deadline to register was Friday, April 23. If you have any questions regarding registration, please email Laura at lmaidens@rockhall.org.

Links to PowerPoints by Cindy Kristof and Virginia Dressler:
Copyright Basics and Creative Considerations
Copyright in Digital Projects: Considerations and Evaluations


NOTSL was pleased to welcome the following speakers and their presentations.

Copyright Basics and Creative Considerations
Presented by Cindy Kristof, Associate Professor and Head of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Kent State University Libraries

The morning session will review the basics of U.S. Copyright Law, including the exceptions to the exclusive rights of copyright owners that allow libraries and archives to make scholarly and creative works available to library users. Recent legal decisions will be reviewed and their implications to our work in libraries will be highlighted. Tips and tools to help librarians navigate this frequently complex landscape will be shared.

Cindy Kristof manages digital projects and institutional repository initiatives, provides copyright clearance services for faculty and students, and conducts instructional sessions on copyright, fair use, Open Access, and Creative Commons Licenses, at Kent State University Libraries. In addition, she coordinates Affordable Learning Initiatives for the Libraries and serves as Kent State’s OhioLINK ETD Administrator, and she is University Libraries’ Faculty Senate Representative. She holds a BA in English Literature from The Ohio State University and a MLS from Kent State University.

Copyright in Digital Projects: Considerations and Evaluations
Presented by Virginia Dressler, Assistant Professor at Kent State University Libraries, and Cindy Kristof

In the afternoon, Cindy Kristof will be joined by Virginia Dressler for a session that will cover copyright issues in digital projects and outline how Kent State University Libraries have developed new workflows to address copyright, highlighting this work with some examples of past and current digital projects. Additionally, it will provide information on the approach to complex copyright issues present in many archival collections, including fair use analysis and permission-seeking.

Virginia Dressler currently serves as the Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University. Her specialty areas of project management of digital projects and reformatting of analog collections for open digital collections, including overseeing the Daily Kent Stater digital archive project (daily student newspaper), and working with the university’s unique collections. She holds a MLIS from Kent State University, and a MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Leeds.

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